DRESSED to im­press


The Chronicle - - Fashion Focus -

BE­CAUSE hav­ing just the two sea­sons to get us to part with our hard-earned cash – spring/sum­mer and au­tumn/win­ter – is not enough for fash­ion de­sign­ers, the top houses also throw in a ‘cruise’ col­lec­tion be­tween them.

Orig­i­nally in­tended – as the name sug­gests – for wealthy jet-set­ting buy­ers, it is some­times re­ferred to as a ‘resort’ or ‘hol­i­day’ col­lec­tion. But we think it un­likely that the sort of clothes be­ing un­veiled in France and Monaco this past week are of the kind you will be stuff­ing into your case this sum­mer.

There were cer­tainly no trop­i­cal print biki­nis or floaty kaf­tans in the col­lec­tions from Chris­tian Dior and Louis Vuit­ton.

There were how­ever plenty of A-lis­ters.

Among those squeez­ing their trim bottoms on to the front rows of the run­way shows were ac­tress Emma Stone and model/pre­sen­ter Alexa Chung who both opted for smart suits.

Os­car win­ner Emma looked strik­ing, head to toe in Louis Vuit­ton, her fiery hair a marked con­trast to her monochro­matic two-piece.

Alexa mean­while shone in a molten metal ready-towear Chris­tian Dior suit with a price tag of al­most £5,000.

Yeah, don’t ex­pect to see a lot of those on the Costas this year...

Emma Stone at Louis Vuit­ton

Alexa Chung in Dior

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